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WP Blog - Where to begin

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by JoshFinch, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. JoshFinch

    JoshFinch Newbie

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    Hi BHW,

    The Situation is thus:

    I have a low-traffic blog, and I would like to turn it into a high-traffic blog. We currently have 2 full time writers and a guy who has done articles for us in the past; A steady update rate (Around 2/w) and mostly do technology rants and reviews.

    We are hosted on my dedicated server, so bandwidth and hosting issues arn't a problem.

    Basically, between us we know nothing about SEO. I have a fair bit of experience in PHP programming and web-server management, so anything that needs to be tweaked from a code/server perspective, I am good.

    The blog is running the latest version of Wordpress and "All in One SEO Pack".

    Basically, we havn't a clue where to go from here, and I would appreciate it if someone could say, in simple terms, where to go.

    We are not looking to flip it for cash at the moment, just to get a larger reader-base, then we will consider monetarising it.

    Cheers and Beers,
    Josh Finch
     
  2. VelvetVampire

    VelvetVampire Junior Member

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    go read some stuff in the SEO sections first, if you have a specific question maybe someone can help you, the search function is pretty awesome too...
     
  3. oxonbeef

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    [​IMG]<<<<---------Start here!
     
  4. fvcktheworld

    fvcktheworld Regular Member

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    What is the blog about? Specifically!

    Or you can PM me the blog domain, I will look at it.

    On thing that you could do, off the top of my head is throw it into seo quake, with firefox. Check out the keyword density. What are the main keywords that go into the blog? What are the main keywords in the domain?

    Honestly you are kind of taking this backwards. Most people start with keyword research and then go from there. You need to figure out what keywords you are going after, and then move from there.
     
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  5. ┼blackrat┼

    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    Backlinks - The higher the PR the better.

    Keyword Targetting - Find a good balance between competition and search amount.

    In Page SEO - you will need to learn what works with G and what does not.

    How to drive traffic from web 2pointO properties, nowadays a must I´d say.

    Basically, what you need to do is either hire someone in here, or start studying it.

    If you want to learn about black hat seo, this is the place. Feel free to explore and enjoy your stay. But it will not be an easy journey, you will need dedication, passion and a little bit of inteligence, given that in this forum you´ll find stuff you won´t believe how well laid out for you to understand it is. Yknow that food you give babies who don´t have teeth yet? I don´t know what´s that called in english and I´m lazy to search now.

    Seriously, if you hang around here you will evolve. that´s just how it is.
     
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  6. JoshFinch

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    Babyfood, you mean?

    Thanks for the help. This was the type of thing I am looking for; Just a quick list of things to look into. That's the one thing that put me off all of the jargon, but now that I know what I'm looking for, I can actually make a start, instead of wasting my time on something I don't need.